BIOSECURITY PLANT PESTS - PATHOGENS

BOT5BPP

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students will be introduced to major groups of plant pathogens that are of biosecurity concern. How pathogens are classified and the methods for diagnosing pathogens into major groups will be discussed in the context of: host symptoms; methods of detection; pathogen life cycles. How pathogens interact with plants and the influence that environment has on these will be covered. Host-pathogen interactions will be introduced with regard to plant immunity, resistance and susceptibility. Options and limitations for prevention, eradication and control of pathogen invasions will be discussed. The subject material will be delivered flexibly.

SchoolSchool of Life Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorKim Plummer

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsPlant Pathologists' PocketbookRecommendedWalker, JM and Waller, S 20013RD EDITION, CABI BIOSCIENCE, EGHAM, UK
ReadingsPlant PathologyRecommendedAgrios, G 20055TH EDITION, ACADEMIC PRESS

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Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size20

Enrolment information Quota due to limited resources. Enrolments accepted until quota is reached.

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKim Plummer

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 10.0 days lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"The 11 modules (lectures) are able to be worked through at your own pace"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
online quiz10 01
three assignments totalling 4,000-words90 01

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size20

Enrolment information Quota due to limited resources. Enrolments accepted until quota is reached.

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKim Plummer

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 10.0 days lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"The 11 modules (lectures) are able to be worked through at your own pace"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
online quiz10 01
three assignments totalling 4,000-words90 01